Private equity firm West Edge Partners (WEP) has acquired Dakotaland Autoglass (DAG), a regional distributor and service provider to the aftermarket automotive replacement glass, paint, body and equipment industries.
Dakotaland Autoglass distributes aftermarket automotive glass in the Midwest and performs glass repair and installation in select markets. The company has 12 locations across the Midwest and says it has long-term relationships with the largest suppliers in the industry. The acquisition will see West Edge partner with Dakotaland management, led by Stan Biondi, to “facilitate the continued success of the business and invest in new growth initiatives.”
“We’re excited to partner with Stan Biondi and the DAG team to support the continued success of the company,” says Cole Kirby, partner at West Edge. “DAG is well positioned to support its customers in the rapidly evolving auto glass and paint, body and equipment sectors.”
Kirby says Dakotaland has been a leading supplier to glass installation businesses in the Midwest for more than 40 years. With the new partnership, Kirby believes that the long-standing trend will continue. New growth opportunities will also be explored as a result of the acquisition.
“We are thrilled to partner with WEP to continue to build on the market leading position of DAG and to provide an even better experience to our customers,” Biondi says. “We look forward to leveraging WEP’s financial and operational capabilities to facilitate organic growth and strategic investment initiatives to expand our customer base and drive operational performance.”
WEP is a private equity firm based in California that invests in the lower middle market. Dakotaland is headquartered in South Dakota.